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Zakiya Gaskins accused of preying on boy

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A woman who liked to dress as a vampire allegedly preyed on a 13-year-old boy.

The alleged victim of 32-year-old Zakiya Gaskins came over to play with her children and one of them asked him to spend the night.

The boy told police Gaskins took him into her bedroom repeatedly and engaged in sexual activity.

The boy also told investigators prior to the assault, Gaskins offered him a fruit drink spiked with alcohol. Some expressed disgust over the alleged abuse of a 13-year-old boy.

Residents say Gaskins moved in a few months back. They also say Gaskins and the mother of the 13-year-old alleged victim became friends.

After authorities arrested her Saturday, police say Gaskins talked freely about what had happened. They say she stated she did not force the boy and he knew what he was doing.

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